Tuesday, 13 November, 2018

Big brands vow action on plastic waste

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Frank Williams | 01 November, 2018, 14:07

According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the amount of plastic in the sea could outweigh fish by 2050, with 8 million tons of plastic waste dumped into the oceans each year. It is a global problem requiring a global solution... In addition to providing incentives for eliminating ocean plastics leakage, the program will also educate local communities in Indonesia and beyond about the environmental and social implications of plastic pollution and the opportunities presented by recycling.

There is widespread agreement that urgent action is needed. More than 99 percent of these plastics are produced using chemicals from oil, natural gas, and goal which are non-renewable.

"We know that cleaning up plastics from our beaches and oceans is vital, but this does not stop the tide of plastic entering the oceans each year", Dame Ellen MacArthur said in a statement. When the boat is sinking, bailing out buys you time, but what you really need to do is fix the hole.

We have started to see some first positive steps in dealing with the root causes of plastic pollution.

The group said that some of its members are already working individually, and it said it would as a group develop specific "pre-competitive" areas where its companies can work together to improve plastics packaging, including design, recycling and reuse systems and consumer engagement.

"Very surreal!" Hamilton in dreamland after winning fifth F1 title
He lost it by 0.026 seconds. "I was struggling in the qualifying", last year's race Verstappen said. "It was pretty good for me". Verstappen, who didn't sleep much the night before the race on Sunday, was really happy to take victory on Sunday in Mexico.

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation today (29 October) launched its New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, backed by companies that produce 20% of all plastic packaging worldwide, as well as governments, NGOs, universities, industry associations, investors and other organisations.

Ahold Delhaize has teamed up with nearly 300 organizations as part of an global effort to eradicate plastic waste and pollution at the source.

This innovation allows plastic bottles and packaging of any color, transparency or condition, carpet, clothing and other polyester textiles that may contain colors, dyes or additives, and even ocean plastics that have been degraded by sun and salt to meet FDA requirements for use in food-grade packaging.

Signatories promised to eliminate single-use and unnecessary plastic and to innovate so that all packaging could be recycled, with targets to be reviewed regularly and updates posted on their progress to drive momentum, the Foundation said. Governments must put in place the necessary policies and enabling conditions. The targets are underpinned by common definitions to ensure a unified approach. If signatories fail to report, their signatory status can be revoked.

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